Karlene Noicely

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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an underdiagnosed circulatory problem in the primary care setting. Individuals are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease; therefore, there is the need for a technique capable of early identification and detection of patients with PAD. The focus of this study was to compare the accuracy of a new(More)
PURPOSE Preferred hemodialysis (HD) access is an autologous fistula. Vascular grafts are used in patients with vessels unsuitable to accomplish an arteriovenous fistula (AVF). It is recommended that most current grafts mature in situ for 2-3 weeks before being accessed. Graft complications occur because the structure was not designed for the trauma of(More)
The primary objective of this study was to establish the safety, efficacy, infection rate, and patency of the Vectra graft (polyetherurethaneurea) for dialysis access in patients diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and end-stage renal disease. The Vectra graft has a unique self-sealing property; therefore we hypothesize that these patients(More)
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